Google I/O kicks off today: 5 things to watch out for

May 08, 2018, 05:04 PM IST

Google is all set to kick off its annual developers conference Google I/O later today at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Here are 5 key things to watch out for:


Android P: Google may unveil its next OS "Android Popsicle". In March, Google released the first developer preview of Android P that was mostly focused on the changes that will affect developers and not on user interface (UI) adjustments.


Google Assistant: Google's digital concierge Google Assistant could gain new abilities to handle tasks such as making restaurant reservations without human hand-holding.


Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence could be the spotlight of conference. CEO Sundar Pichai had previously stated that AI is the secret sauce to his company's future.


New app: The company is also expected to unveil a new app for news that combines elements of its Google Play Newsstand app and YouTube.


Gaming: Google has long been trying to crack the gaming code. From Yeti, Arcade to HQ Trivia, it'll be interesting to see any development on gaming front.